Troy Walcott, IBEW Local #3 steward and Spectrum striker calls into The Labor Forum to talk about 15 month long struggle by 1800 NYC union members to win a contract with the communications giant, their new corporate boss since May 2016. Formerly employed by Time-Warner Cable, these workers are fighting the increasing monopolization of the industry that brings decreased pay and benefits to those who do the work and higher bills and lower service to customers.
This past Saturday, hundreds of thousands of people marched in some 700 US cities, protesting the repressive and cruel immigration policies of the Trump administration. The Labor Forum welcomes Lovette Kargo-Thompson, Atlanta leader of BAJI (Black Alliance for Just Immigration) to our WRFG studio to discuss the harmful impact of these decisions on African and Caribbean refugees and immigrants in particular. She covers how ending TPS (Temporary Protective Status) for Haitians and others will force tens of thousands back to countries still recovering from natural disasters and internal violence.
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